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  • Giant Electromagnet Arrives at Brookhaven Lab to Map Melted MatterExternal link

    05.01.15 A 20-ton superconducting magnet traveled from California's SLAC Lab to New York's Brookhaven Lab as part of a proposed upgrade to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider's PHENIX detector.

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  • Modeling Self-Healing Materials to Repair Fissures in TurbinesExternal link

    05.01.15 Computational physicists from the University of Southern California use large-scale computations to design advanced materials that can heal themselves. Such materials would last longer and could reduce power plant shutdowns and repair downtime.

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  • DECam’s Far-Out ForaysExternal link

    04.30.15 The Dark Energy Survey, which studies the accelerating expansion of our universe, uses one of the most sensitive observing tools that astronomers have: the Dark Energy Camera. Built at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and situated on the Victor Blanco 4-meter telescope in Chile, the camera spends 30 percent of each year collecting light from clusters of galaxies for DES.

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